17 February, 2023
Gunnedah’s Weeks of Speed will be a race to the finish line with a heart-stopping line-up of events from March 4-26 March.
From the Mount Porcupine Hill Climb to the NSW Whipcracking Titles, speedway racing, Show ‘n’ Shine, and pig races, Weeks of Speed 2023 has something for everyone in one action-packed month.
The festival will kick off on Saturday, 4 March with the official opening and Community Street Parade in Conadilly Street. Come along and see tractors, drags and vintage cars and hear the tunes of the Memphis Moovers Roving Band and marvel at street performers Bouncing Roos between Elgin and Chandos streets.
The parade will finish up in the Woolworths car park with the official festival opening, Show ‘n’ Shine, and a Hot Rods display at Wolseley Park.
The street parade is funded by the NSW Government’s Reconnecting Regional NSW – Community Events Program.
The opening day will also include the Boggabri Cup at the Gunnedah Racecourse from 11am, and Speedway Racing from 5pm at the Gunnedah Speedway on Blue Vale Road.
The rest of the month promises events of all types such as Motorkhana featuring a mobility scooter race, pig races, Multicultural Harmony Festival, clay target shooting, and the NSW Whipcracking Titles.
A highlight of the festival is the iconic Mount Porcupine Hill Climb on Sunday, 26 March from 9.30am to 5pm. See drivers test their skills on the winding Apex Drive up to the summit of Mt Porcupine. The Rural Museum Demonstration Day and Tractor Pull will also be held on the same day.
Other unique events include Clash of the Sirens – come along and watch emergency services battle it out in timed competitions – and the Billy Boiling NSW title.
Gunnedah Shire Council Tourism Team Leader Nikki Robertson said Weeks of Speed was sure to be a cracker of a festival.
“The Weeks of Speed Committee has once again pulled together a fantastic program that is sure to excite and entertain,” she said.
“There are plenty of family-friendly events so make sure you get out and about and soak up the festival atmosphere.
“As always, a huge thank you to local Gunnedah businesses who have thrown their support behind Gunnedah’s Weeks of Speed.”
For the full Weeks of Speed events program, visit www.visitgunnedah.com.au or drop into the Visitor Information Centre at 83 Chandos Street, Gunnedah.
Caption: Weeks of Speed promises to be an action-packed month in Gunnedah.
For more information, contact Gunnedah Shire Council’s Communications team on (02) 6740 2100.